William H. Machen papers

Collection ID:
Machen, William H. (William Henry), 1832-1911
Physical Description:
3 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An annotated exhibition checklist, undated; a handwritten inventory of oil paintings with 2290 entries dating 1852 to ca. 1907; and a handwritten inventory of 254 watercolors, ca. 1889-1902. The inventories include titles and descriptions of each work, dates the works were painted, dimensions, prices, sales, ownership, and notations of subsequent changes made by Machen.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Northwestern Ohio. Painted landscapes, portraits and nature; Dutch-American descent; taught at Detroit College and Sacred Heart Convent (1881). Contributed to Detroit Institute of Art and Detroit Museum of Art. Painted for President Grover Cleveland (1894). Painted species of bass and perch for U.S. Fish Commission, Department of Interior.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2674 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, and at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Toledo Lucas County Public Library Toledo, OH.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Ohio Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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